Charitable way to say ‘I do’
COUPLE SHARE WEDDING FEAST WITH HOMELESS
MEET Sydney’s most generous couple – Justin and Elizabeth Smith, who invited dozens of local homeless to their wedding for a free meal.
The Smiths, of Ropes Crossing, have known each other since they were 12 and have bonded through volunteering.
“We both love doing it, it feels good to know we are doing something good,” Mrs Smith said.
Mrs Smith gives up her time every Wednesday for Christ Mission Possible, which gives free food to the homeless and less fortunate at PCYC in Mt Druitt.
But it was Mr Smith who came up with the idea for their wedding.
“This is what we do and how we live, so Justin put it to Christ Mission and said ‘how about we get married here?’,” Mrs Smith said.
“I thought it was a great idea and that means more to me then having an expensive wedding.”
Last Wednesday, guests at the Smiths’ wedding were treated to ham, roast chicken and salads, as well as a big slice of wedding cake.
“The night was excellent, everyone got on and danced and everyone said they had a great time,” Mrs Smith said.
The couple’s friend, Lisa May, said she wasn’t surprised when she heard about the wedding plans.
“These two have helped the community so much,” she said.
The Smiths also donated $2000 to the mission.
“These people go out every single day to feed the homeless and help the community.”
Mrs Smith she felt blessed to belong to such a giving community.
“I wouldn’t live anywhere else,” she said.
Ropes Crossing couple Steve and Elizabeth Smith invited the local homeless to their wedding at Mt Druitt PCYC for a free meal
Elizabeth Smith with her bridal party (from left) Hoki Lyon, Amanda Brown, daughter Brittany Palmer with granddaughter Lilly (10 months), Belinda Pehi and Leyanne Robach.